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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151September 17, 2015

Penn Center for High Impact Philanthropy Creates Guide for Donating Funds to Combat Substance Abuse

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania has developed a free online guide for people who want to save lives by reducing illness and homelessness related to drug or alcohol use, and help more people access the care they need to get better more quickly.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 16, 2015

Penn’s Singh Center Receives $5 Million NSF Grant to Establish Mid-Atlantic Nanotechnology Hub

The National Science Foundation awarded the University of Pennsylvania’s Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology a five-year, $5 Million grant to establish the Mid-Atlantic Nanotechnology Hub for Research, Education, & Innovation.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194September 15, 2015

A History Student Makes an Impact in the Operating Room at Penn

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Nicholas Savino, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, devoted a summer to examining the magnitude of blood wastage in the operating room. His independent research project helped lead to changes that have significantly reduced wastage at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

It’s not only physicians and nurses who can make a difference in health care. Sometimes it takes a history major and some careful observation to help effect positive change.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422September 15, 2015

Penn Hosts 2015 Silfen Forum in China Celebrating Global Engagement

On Thursday, Sept. 10, Penn President Amy Gutmann hosted the David and Lyn Silfen University Forum in Beijing, convening a panel of renowned figures in conversation on the roles of China and the United States in the world.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151September 11, 2015

Developing Collaborative Relationships Between Penn and China

Through the magic of technology, a robotics symposium held jointly in a University of Pennsylvania classroom and at the Penn Wharton China Center in Beijing allowed the School of Engineering and Applied Science and middle school and high school students to share their work in hopes o

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Media Contact:Anne Albert | aoalbert@sas.upenn.edu | (215) 238-1290 September 9, 2015

Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies announces new cohort of international fellows

An international cohort of over 20 scholars convened on Sept. 9, 2015 at the University of Pennsylvania’s Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies for a year of research on the theme of “Jews Beyond Reason: Exploring Emotion, the Unconscious, and Other Dimensions of Jews’ Inner Lives.”

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 9, 2015

Junior at Penn Researches Return of Looted Books After World War II

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More than 70 years after Nazi soldiers looted millions of books and other cultural treasures from Jewish homes and libraries during the Holocaust, a junior spent his summer working on a research project related to their eventual return.

Leead Staller, a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, spent his summer working on a research project related to the eventual return of books looted by the Nazis. 

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422
Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658September 10, 2015

Penn Announces Inaugural China Research and Engagement Fund Awards

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price today announced the first recipients of the Penn China Research and Engagement Fund awards.

Established in March, over the next five years CREF will award up to $10 million in the form of matching research grants to Penn faculty to stimulate and support research activity and engagement in China.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 4, 2015

University of Puerto Rico and Penn Receive $3M NSF Grant for Research Partnership

The University of Puerto Rico and University of Pennsylvania have been awarded a $3 million National Science Foundation grant to support their Partnership for Research and Education in Materials.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 3, 2015

Penn Research Helps Develop Predictive Model of How Humans Estimate Speed

Most studies of psychological mechanisms involve watching those mechanisms in action and then devising a theory for how they work.